Wes Blake is a writer from Kentucky. His work has appeared in Louisiana Literature Journal, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Fiction Southeast, Blood & Bourbon, White Wall Review, Jelly Bucket, Arkansan Review, Route 7 Review, Shark Reef, and Level: Deep South. His novel, Antenna, was a semifinalist for a book prize from the University of New Orleans Press; the book also received the Outstanding Graduate Project Award from Eastern Kentucky University. He writes fiction and creative nonfiction. He’s currently working on a novella-in-flash.
Wes received his MFA from the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University. He received his BA in English from the University of Kentucky. He studied writing under Gurney Norman, James Baker Hall, Julie Hensley, R. Dean Johnson, Derek Nikitas, Young Smith, Stefan Kiesbye, Denis Johnson, and Mary Gaitskill.
Wes has written obituaries, worked in a Cajun restaurant, worked as a security guard, sold advertising, and taught writing to high school and college students.